The Fed

World English Dictionary
fed1 (fɛd)
1.  the past tense and past participle of feed
2.  informal fed to death, fed to the teeth, fed up to the teeth, fed to the back teeth, fed up to the back teeth bored or annoyed

fed2 (fɛd)
slang (US) an agent of the FBI

Fed (fɛd)
informal (US) the Fed the Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Reserve Board

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Word Origin & History

1788, short for Federalist; as colloquial for official of the federal government, from 1916, especially, after 1930s, of FBI agents.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
federal agent
Federal Reserve System
  1. field emission device

  2. field-emitting diode

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